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The Miami-Dade County Health Department in collaboration with Dade County Community Health Centers will be providing free back-to-school immunizations to children between the ages of 2 months through 18 years of age on Saturday, August 18, 2012. Please bring your child's immunization record.
Baptist Health International, a division of Baptist Health South Florida, is proud to announce that Baptist Health South Florida hospitals have earned 30 Best National/Best Regional Hospital badges in the recently released U.S. News & World Report 2012-2013 Best Hospital Rankings article. Honors include two national awards and 28 regional awards in 11 medical specialties. South Miami Hospital laid claim to the top spot as Best Regional Hospital in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area as well as the number four position in Florida. All four of Baptist Health's hospitals eligible for the rankings (South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Homestead Hospital) placed among the Top 10 in South Florida and among the Top 20 in the state.
Back to school vaccinations aren't just for children anymore. With the recent scare of what could be the U.S. biggest outbreak of whooping cough in fifty years, health care providers like Doctors Express warn parents to not only vaccinate their kids, but also vaccinate THEMSELVES from a disease that they are most likely to pass on to their own children. What Is Whooping Cough? Pertussis, also known as whooping cough” or the 100 day cough, is a highly contagious, airborne disease that can be fatal. Those with pertussis usually spread the disease by coughing or sneezing while in close contact with others. Whooping cough is most often spread to children by adults they have close contact with, such as older siblings, parents, grandparents, or other adults, such as caregivers, etc.
A panel of health experts at an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) conference in Washington has warned that the avian influenza virus could affect the Caribbean and Latin America. The experts, from the IDB, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the World Bank and the United States’ Agency for International Development (USAID), concluded that given the trends in the virus’s behavior, there is a strong risk that human-to-human transmission could occur, creating the possibility of a pandemic situation.
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is pleased to honor Rania Albataineh, M.D with the award of Physician of the Quarter. The award is a hospital-wide initiative designed to give employees an opportunity to recognize those physicians who demonstrate excellence in clinical care and who display genuine acts of kindness and good will. "Dr. Albataineh is a sweetheart!" remarked a nurse at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, "With patients, family members and staff! She treats the patients with kindness, love and understanding. She always has a smile on her face! She always greets you anywhere she sees you. We love Dr. Albataineh!"
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